A new round of “double First-class” list was announced


“Double first-class universities and First-class Disciplines of the World” is a major strategic decision made by the CPC Central Committee and The State Council.It is also another national strategy in China’s higher education sector following the “211 Project” and “985 Project”, which will help improve the comprehensive strength and international competitiveness of China’s higher education and provide a strong pillar for realizing the “Two Centenary Goals” and the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.In January 2017, with the approval of The State Council, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission issued the Implementation Measures for Promoting the Construction of World-class Universities and Disciplines in an Overall Way (Interim).On September 21st, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, National Development and Reform Commission jointly issued “on published the world first-class university and the first-class discipline construction in colleges and universities and construction course list notice, formally announced the world first-class university and the world first-class discipline construction in colleges and universities and construction course list, the first batch of” double top “construction in colleges and universities a total of 137;There are 465 disciplines of double First-class construction (including 44 self-designated disciplines).The Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Finance and the National Development and Reform Commission issued a guideline on Deepening the Construction of World-class Universities and Disciplines after deliberation and approval at the 23rd Meeting of the Commission for Deepening Overall Reform of the CPC Central Committee.With the approval of The State Council, the list of “double first-class” universities and construction disciplines has been updated, marking the official launch of a new round of construction.A total of 147 universities have been listed for construction.There are 59 basic disciplines such as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, 180 engineering disciplines and 92 philosophy and social science disciplines.The disciplines independently developed by Peking University and Tsinghua University shall be announced by themselves.

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